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What is this plant?

Hello all,

a friend gave this to me but couldn't identify it. It is doing really well on my sunny imagewindow sill (indoors). 

Can anyone tell me what I have?



  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,205

    It looks very like Phemeranthus teretifolium but I couldn't swear that is correct.

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  • Thanks for replying - I've had a look online at Phemeranthus teretifolium and although the leaves (long, slender and fleshy) are similar, mine is quite tall (25cm) with a woody stem (approx 10mm diameter) that Phemeranthus teretifolium doesn't seem to have. 

    The leaves are full of quite thick, clear liquid if that helps.

  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Could be some kind of euphorbia (the so called "pencil cacti"), E. tirucalli maybe.


    Some kind of Aloe ?

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,128

    If a Euphorbia , it would exude the ubiquitous corrosive white-sap common to every member of this genus .

    I cannot see the main stem clearly , but resembles a rather etiolated specimen of Austrocylindropuntia subulata , but as I said , the stem is barely visible .

    Does it have the white wooly areoles on the stem ?

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